Verlyn Hayes

Verlyn LeRoy Hayes, age 78, of Lansing left this earth Friday, August 10, 2018. There will be a memorial service at Center Baptist Church in rural Lansing Saturday, August 25 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Matthew Majewski officiating. Memorials for the purpose of purchasing Verlyn a headstone may be sent to Center Baptist Church, c/o Roger Ericson, 1403 Hartong Drive, Lansing, IA 52151.

Verlyn was born February 7, 1940, the son of Herbert G. Hayes and Grace Swenson Hayes. His parents bought the present building which housed the Church of Christ in Lansing. Verlyn was pastor of the church until many folks moved or passed away.

Verlyn had a beautiful singing voice and loved to sing the old hymns and praises to God. He contended for the faith. He also had hoped the church would flourish again someday.

He was very thankful for several friends, especially Rick Zeller from Wisconsin, Pastor Matthew Majewski and his wife, Sarah, of Lansing, and Perry Johnson of Lansing, who looked after his needs. Verlyn took in many stray cats, and his favorites were Tommy and Silkie.

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